Re: Standardizing use of kernel hook scripts
The following message is a courtesy copy of an article
that has been posted to gmane.linux.debian.devel.kernel as well.
On Wed, Apr 01 2009, Frans Pop wrote:
> - using debhelper would probably imply running a clean target and that's
> one of the reasons why I very much prefer deb-pkg over make-kpkg:
> build times with deb-pkg are significantly lower
When I ditched the debian/official support in the new make-kpkg,
I get times as fast as the usptream; since nothing is rebuilt. We can
smiply remove ./debian, and things are still fast, since only things
that upstream kbuild thinks need to be remade are remade, and calling
dpkg is not that slow.
I am experimenting with the idea that every time you call
make-kpkg, it recreates ./debian; which means if you have made any
changes, they are silently incorporated in ./debian/changelog.
I routinely use make-kpkg now from the git directory, and even
after a git pull, very little work is done to rebuild the .deb.
Just don't make the '9' format pack/unpack numbers... :-) Larry Wall in
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